To catalyze the Kenyan tech community’s growth.

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Anzisha Prize TourAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 28th March 2012
  • Starts: 4:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

The Anzisha Prize Tour is on a continent-wide search for Africa’s rising young innovators. African Leadership Academy Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership will be hosting interactive information sessions across the African continent. Centre director Jamila Payne and Anzisha Prize program manager Chi Achebe will be conducting information sessions throughout March and April. To register, send your name, age, gender, email address, and session time of interest via online form on www.anzishaprize.org or email prize@anzishaprize.org. Register now, attendance is free but space is limited.

 

Upcoming dates:
Saturday March 17th 10am and 1pm – Lagos Nigeria, Wennovation Hub – Obasa Road off Oba-Akran Avenue, Ikeja
Monday March 26th 12pm – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Commission for Science & Technology – Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road<

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Creativez Meetup: Startup 101 – The ABC’s of Running your BusinessAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Sunday 25th March 2012
  • Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 5:00pm

The Creativez Meetup will once again be held at the iHub this Sunday 25th March 2012 from 2.00 pm to 5:00 pm.

With the world now rating Kenya as the 2nd place to watch for innovation and creative developments, a lot of interest and opportunities are being availed to the various “startup” communities to enable this. Despite this there is a dearth in basic understanding of what keeps a business running in this region (East Africa) in the global age- which is why you are ALL invited! 

The speakers for the event are profiled as follows:

 

Githua Ngaruiya of General Motors EA will provide tips in financial management horned from experience from his work with various international brands.

Gil Kemami

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Kipokezi Apps Challenge Ideas DeadlineAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 22nd March 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 9:00am Ends: 5:00pm

Ideas Deadline: 23rd March 2011

 

The deadline to submit your ideas and code online to be considered for the Hackathon Final is Friday the 23rd of March. After this date ideas can still be submitted but you will not be eligible for the prizes.

However any apps submitted after the deadline may still be launched earning revenue for developers on an on-going basis.

 

Why should you enter?

  • An amazing opportunity to create your own apps business in Kenya
  • Successful developers will earn revenue for apps successfully launched in Kenya on the Safaricom Kipokezi platform
  • $2000 prize and up to 3 iPads for winning team or individual
  • Apps may also be launched in other African countries earning you revenue
  • Your apps will also hopefully make a di

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MIT Sloan School of Management and the iHub CharetteAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 20th March 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 8:00pm

Students from the MIT Sloan School are visiting the iHub Tuesday 2oth March 2012. Come join us for refreshments and a chance to learn more about the MIT MBA program, one of the leading business programs in the USA!

 

The evening will start out with a brief presentation and Q&A about the Sloan school from 6:00-7:00PM. RSVPs must be placed in advance HERE.


Then, from 7:30-9:30PM, join us for an iHub open forum where we will learn about the many awesome startups iHub members are working on. The session will begin with 5-minute business presentations and then will break into an informal charette-style workshop.
 
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to mingle with business students and trad

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Mobile Monday - Grameen FoundationAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Monday 19th March 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

Mobile Monday with Grameen Foundation

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Joomla dayRSVP

  • Venue: Nailab, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 16th March 2012
  • Starts: 9:00am Ends: 5:00pm

The first ever Joomla! Day Kenya will be held at NaiLab Nairobi  Bishop Magua Centre, 4th Floor Ngong Road .
Dates: Friday 16 March 2012 09h00 till 17h00.

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This is an ideal opportunity for EastAfrica Community  for Joomla users to come together and meet some of the Joomla enthusiastics and experts.

Once again, we'll feature a great mix of speakers from our local user group, as well as well-known Joomla speakers based in Kenya.we will be focusing on Joomla 2.5, template for Joomla, the new framework, CCK , great ways to extend and market your Joomla site and Joomla site security and how to prevent hacking.

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Carnegie Mellon University – Rwanda, Public LectureRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 15th March 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 9:00pm

Carnegie Mellon University – Rwanda (CMU-R) will host an evening of intellectual engagement as we hear from Dr. Michel Bézy, of Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda. Dr. Professor Michel Bézy, will be giving a public lecture on “The New Nomads and Cloud Computing in Africa”:

The Nomads of the Sahara are called the “children of the clouds” and in Africa, clouds announce the rain that brings hope. A new type of cloud is bringing hope for the next generation of African innovators and unleashing their creativity: Cloud computing. The integration of mobile, broadband internet and cloud computing is opening new opportunities for SMEs, a key development sector for Africa.

This lecture will be immediately followed by an interactive forum on “Weaving Tomorrow’s ICT Ecosystem”. The forum will examine the current state of the ICT landscape in the region, and explore the r

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Mobile Boot Camp and IT ExhibitionAnyone

  • Venue: Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 15th March 2012 :For 3 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 5:00pm

Theme: “Innovation -The key to Kenya’s economic and social prosperity”

The IT Exhibition gives an opportunity for students from various universities as well as techies to show off their innovation and creativity. The aim of the boot camp is to train participants in mobile programming covering Android, Java ME, USSD, SMS and Mobile Web. Prizes will be awarded for the three top most creative ideas and innovations.

So are you a software developer or interested in software development and you would like to gain knowledge and skills in mobile software development? or are you a techie and you would like to showcase your project and possibly attract potential investors? or are you an investor or corporate representative and are scouting for talent and skill in the field of software development and computing? or are you a corporate IT firm and would like a forum to advertise your products and services to potential clients? Well, if you are

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Call for Concept NotesAnyone

  • Venue: ICTD2012, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Date: Monday 12th March 2012
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 1:00pm

ICTD African Researchers Network,  

@ICTD2012
This is a call for short (1-2 pager) concept notes by Africa-based researchers for ICTD2012!
As a follow up to the 2010 Panel on ICT and Development in Africa at ICTD2010 London, a group of Africa-based researchers gathered in the lunch hall of the Royal Holloway Hub and there began the first gathering of the ICTD Africa Researchers Network.  This is a group of African or Africa-based scholars determined to improve the academic ICTD research being produced in Africa.

The group focuses on the following goals: 1) amplifying individual voices and raising the visibility of African ICTD researchers; 2) creating a space for researchers to tell their own story; 3) shaping ICTD discourse on quality research and acceptable publication options; and 4) improving quality of research and publication output from Africa, ultimately with the goal of closing the participation gap in

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EUCOSSA Open Source Day-Egerton University.Anyone

  • Venue: Egerton University-Main Campus, Njoro
  • Date: Saturday 10th March 2012
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 5:00pm

Theme: Open Source Technologies for attainment of Vision 2030

EUCOSSA (Egerton University Computer Science Students’ Association) are holding their annual Open Source Day on 10th March 2012 at Egerton University-Main(Njoro) Campus.  (more

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money COMESA ConferenceAnyone

  • Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 7th March 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 8:00pm

The theme of the sixth annual AITEC Banking & Mobile Money COMESA Conference is “Showcasing the Region’s Banking and Mobile Payment Innovation Successes”. East Africa is increasingly identified as a leading centre of innovation, particularly in mobile payments technology, and this leading event for the financial services sector is an ideal opportunity for the region’s new breed of innovators, software developers, payment aggregators and financial service providers to showcase their products and services.

 

To enhance this opportunity, AITEC has added an Innovator Fast-track Theatre to this year’s AITEC Banking & Mobile Money COMESA conference to provide emerging enterprises that are developing solutions for the financial services sector with a structured platform to make presentations to the conference audience as well as an invited audience of potential partners and investors.

 

This is a free service f

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Dr. Robert Morris | Fireside ChatRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 28th February 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 8:00pm

The iHub will host Dr. Robert Morris, Vice President, Global Labs, IBM Researchfor a Fireside Chat on Tuesday 28th February 2012 from 6 pm.

Dr. Robert Morris is responsible for the IBM Research Laboratories in China, India, Japan, Tokyo, Brazil and Australia. In keeping with IBM’s transformation to a globally integrated enterprise, he conducts his global role from his office in Shanghai. Until recently, he combined this position with another role as Vice President, Services Research, responsible for IBM’s worldwide research efforts in Services.

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Kenya28FebAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 28th February 2012
  • Starts: 1:00pm Ends: 1:15pm

Kenya 28Feb is an initiative of a group of dedicated Kenyans who are committed and engaged in fostering unity of purpose for our great nation, Kenya. The initiative started in 2011, when on 28th February, to commemorate the signing of the National Accord we invited Kenyans of all walks of life to stop what they were doing at 1pm, wherever they are (be it at work, at home, on the street or in the shamba), and sing all three verses of the national anthem -­‐ and then get back to what they were doing.

 

 

The purpose of the initiative is to encourage Kenyans to reflect on the concept of national unity and to provoke reflection on each person's individual role in fostering and

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Kipokezi Apps Challenge API TalkAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Monday 27th February 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:30pm

ForgetMeNot Africa’s First Apps Challenge is aiming to create sustainable employment through technology in Kenya.

 

ForgetMeNot Africa in partnership with iHub and Safaricom Kipokezi wish to empower Kenyan developers to conceptualize new SMS applications or games utilizing the ForgetMeNot Africa Optimiser Platform.

 

The winning developers will receive seed capital to develop their ideas and if successful, your applications will be launched in Kenya on Safaricom earning you an on-going revenue share, hence creating sustainable employment.

Why You Should Enter.

 

  • An amazing opportunity to create your own apps business in Kenya
  • Successful developers will earn revenue for apps successfully launched in Kenya on the Safaricom Kipokezi platform
  • $2000 prize and up to 3 iPads for winning team or individual
  • Apps may also be launched in other Afr

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Creativez Meetup: From Dream to Global RetailAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Sunday 26th February 2012
  • Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 5:00pm

Love fashion? Want to meet up with the industry favourites and get to know about building your brand? Well you can do that this Sunday, Feb 26th 2012 at iHub, 4th Floor Bishop Magua Building. The topic of discussion is “From Dream To Global Retail – Lessons From The Fashion Industry”

 

Who will be there? Monica Kanari, Wambui Njogu of Moo Cow and John Kaveke. These three are the crème of fashion designers in Kenya and yours truly will be the moderator of the meetup..more reason for ya’ll to show up!

 

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Entry: Free

 

For more info tweet @TheCreativez

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Drupal in a Day TrainingRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 24th February 2012
  • Starts: 9:00am Ends: 6:00pm

On February 24, 2012 we’re joining forces with our friends at Bantalabs (Senegal) for a full day of professional Drupal training. The event is taking place simultaneously in Kampala (Uganda), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) and Saint-Louis (Senegal).

The Kenyan and Ugandan program will have 2 separate sessions.

The morning session is based on Acquia‘s Hello Drupal course and will be a great introduction for anyone who is thinking of starting a career in Drupal. No programming skills are required!

In the afternoon we will dive under the hood of Drupal and provide an introduction to module development to get a good technical insight into Drupal’s internals. For this sessions PHP skills are necessary.

 

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9:00 – 12: ‘Hello Drupal’ – An I

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Startup WeekendRSVP

  • Venue: The GrowthHub and The Nailab, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 24th February 2012 :For 3 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 11:00am

The entrance fee for the event is KES. 2,000, which will cater for food, drinks, and stationary for the 3 days of the event.

This amount is payable through M-Pesa Paybill number 111666 and under the account details enter your ticket number or at the gate.

 

Friday: NaiLab (4th floor Bishop Magua Center )

  • 6:30pm – Registration starts
  • 7:00pm – Dinner & Networking
  • 7:20pm – Welcome & Speakers
  • 7:30pm – Pitches Start
  • 9:00pm – Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • 9:15pm – Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • 10:00pm – Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow.

Saturday: Growth Africa (Cape Office Park, Ring Road.)

  • 9:00am – Arrive, simple

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Kipokezi Apps ChallengeAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 23rd February 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 8:00pm

ForgetMeNot Africa's First Apps Challenge is aiming to create sustainable employment through technology in Kenya.

ForgetMeNot Africa in partnership with iHUB and Safaricom Kipokezi wish to empower Kenyan developers to conceptualise new SMS applications or games utilising the ForgetMeNot Africa Optimiser Platform.

The winning developers will receive seed capital to develop their ideas and if successful, your applications will be launched in Kenya on Safaricom earning you an on-going revenue share, hence creating sustainable employment.

 

Why You Should Enter.

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Mobile Web East Africa 2012Anyone

  • Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 10:48pm Ends: 10:48pm

Mobile Web East Africa returns to Nairobi on 22nd & 23rd Feb at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel in Nairobi. Visit www.mobileeastafrica.com for a full rundown on the conference. (You can register there as well).

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Cloud Computing FundamentalsAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 18th February 2012
  • Starts: 10:15am Ends: 12:45pm

Does the term cloud computing cloud your thinking? Do you associate cloud computing to overcast weather? Are you tired of marketing buzzwords that are never explained like ‘SaaS’ (You read it as ‘Sasa’, a common Swahili greeting), PaaS (you assume this means a man from Western Kenya has had enough of his fowl), IaaS (Frankly, simply confuses you) etc?

 

As EANOG (East Africa Network Operators Group), we have taken it upon ourselves (Yep, we are just nice guys) to explain and demystify these concepts. Think of it as the class in University you should have been taught, but were not. Think of it as MITx, by regular Wananchi, who speak your language!

 

Who will be speaking? 


Simple people:

 

1. John Gitau – Nice guy. Loves farming, hiking, talking to people, taking long walks off s

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African Digital Art & Design for Social Innovation (School of Visual Arts, New York)RSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 11th February 2012
  • Starts: 9:00am Ends: 12:00pm

African Digital Art & Design for Social Innovation (School of Visual Arts, New York)

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RHoK NairobiRSVP

  • Venue: Red Court Hotel Conference Room, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 11th February 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 6:00pm

Register for this event here: http://www.rhok.org/event/rhok-nairobi

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SMSLeopard LaunchRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 9th February 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:30pm

There are more than 600 million Africans with access to the basic mobile phone. In Kenya more than 25 million Kenyans own a mobile phone.

How are you responding to this opportunity to increase your revenues, cut costs as well as improve your customer service?

Africa’s Talking Ltd has developed the SMSLeopard platform – an email approach to SMS, that will enable you to easily interact with these millions of clients right from your computer or mobile phone.

SMSLeopard offers an easy way to communicate and share information with the masses in Africa. It makes it possible for you to easily access communication, premium rated services such as short codes and to share information with your audience.

Africa’s Talking Ltd is working to connect Africa with itself, with information and with the world.

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NOKIA Developer Roundtable with CEO Stephen ElopRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 9th February 2012
  • Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 3:00pm

Stephen Elop joined Nokia as President and Chief Executive Officer as of September 21, 2010. Most recently, Stephen served as president of Microsoft’s Business Division and was a member of Microsoft’s senior leadership team responsible for the company’s overall strategy. In this position, he oversaw the Microsoft Office systems and other communications tools and applications for consumers, small and mid-size businesses, as well as large organisations and enterprises.

The session will be an informal developer-oriented discussion of what’s been going on in the world of Nokia – the platform approach, the focus on developers. Nokia will want to hear from you about your challenges, what you think the opportunities are, and what you think they need to start doing more of.

Participation in this event is STRICTLY by reservation only.

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Mzalendo LaunchAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 8th February 2012
  • Starts: 9:00am Ends: 11:00am

Mzalendo.com Website Launch

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